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. they would give me an african name, barack, or "blessed," believing that in a tolerant america your name is no barrier to success. >> but his father only stayed for a couple of years. and then, he went to study at harvard, and left the mom and the son behind. >> the marriage really fell apart at that point. he ultimately moved back to africa. >> narrator: he would only see his american son one other time. there were other women, and seven other children. >> his whole family seems to have been pretty free-thinking. and they seem to have been a pretty non-conformist household. and certainly, his mother went on to be a very free-thinking and much-traveled person. >> narrator: his mother remarried. they moved to indonesia, but her ambitions for her son were decidedly american. >> she came into my room at 4:00 in the morning, force fed me breakfast, and proceeded to teach me my english lessons for three hours before i left for school and she went to work. i offered stiff resistance to this regimen. she would patiently repeat her most powerful defense-- "this is no picnic for me either, buster
enforcement. i think the testimony today backed that up. not that that there are too many mosques in america. >> sheriff, a little earlier you heard the association that care warns people any need to have a lawyer before they talk to law enforcement. do you feel like that your jurisdictional residents whether they're muslim, jewish, christian, should have to have a lawyer before they talk to you or one of your sheriff deputies to inform you about something they see as being a potential problem? >> no, i don't personally believe they should take that initial step. so to answer your question, no. >> do you believe your sheriff deputies, when out interacting in the communities and doing their community policing and talking with merchants and individuals should, before they talk to them, warn them they have the right to an attorney before they talk to the sheriff's deputy? yes or no? >> if we have a suspicion that they're about to commit a crime, then -- >> then yes? >> there is only so many questions you can have before you have to advise them of their constitutional right. that's one of the ke
what made america great is an independent, vigorous press. if a jerk burns a flag, america is not threatened. political speech is the heart of the first amendment. they're expressing their religious beliefs. now is the time to make justice a reality for all of god's children. captioning provided by the first amendment center, funded by the freedom forum. welcome to speaking freely, a weekly conversation about free expression, the arts, and america. i'm ken paulson. since the founding of jefferson airplane in 1965, our guest has produced an extraordinary body of music, sometimes popular, sometimes provocative, sometimes both. we're delighted to welcome rock and roll hall of fame member paul kantner. [applause] not long ago, paul, the washington post called you "the political conscience and space cadet of the jefferson airplane." do you plead guilty as charged? oh, and more. were you really the political force behind a very political band? no, no, we're a very apolitical band, if you really analyze it. and--we have the luxury of coming from san francisco, which is very nutrit
is moderate america looking for a solution. i think these hearings or an opportunity for muslims to address at solution. let me be clear and state up front that the u.s. has a significant problem with muslim radicalization. i'm muslim and i realize it's my problem and i need to fix it. that's what i'm trying to do. it's unfortunate that you have some of the best work on radicalization is being done by nonmuslimsike nypd record on radicalization. most muslim groups condemn that report when we should have been doing that report. let me state clearly it is a problem that we can only solve. christians, jews, nonmuslims cannot solve muslim radicalization. yes, there may be other types of violent extremism, but that cannot be solved by nonmuslims. so we can close our eyes and pretend it doesn't exist. we can call everybody a bigot or islamaphobe, but you're not going to solve the problem and the pblem is increasing exponentially. i hope we can get behind this blind concept of violent extremism. radicalization is a continuum. cooperation is a continuum. i personally have never known a muslim that
teachers are facing and more. do not miss this. "the ed show" starts right now. >> good evening, america. welcome to "the ed show." we are live tonight in norfolk, virginia at maury high school. this is a great middle class of america right here in norfolk, virginia. this is the school that i went to. i'm so proud to be here tonight. these folks are middle class americans. they sit behind me tonight watching this program. they're going to communicate with us later. i think they are the fabric of this community. but of course this is my high school. why wouldn't i say that. it's a privilege to be here. it was a privilege to attend this school. a public school. i also had the privilege to learn from talented public school teachers. and in the argument that's taking place in this country right now, there is one political party that wants you to think that these folks, they're the problem. they're the reason why this country is having a hard time balancing its budget. that is not the case. this is the story that is taking place all over america. this is ground zero. well, ground zero is in m
reporter on the scene with even more heavy rain on the way. >>> and, made in america. the newest challenge in the middle of grand central station. and an even bigger reveal. the new jobs being sown in the u.s. right now. >>> good evening. not long ago, a cancer diagnosis felt like a death sentence. not anymore. huge numbers of americans, hundreds of thousands more each year, are surviving and living with cancer. numbers just released from the centers for disease control show that 1 in 20 american adults is now a cancer survivor, almost 12 million of us. we are catching cancer earlier and treating it more effectively. and ron claiborne is here with what it all means for the survivors and the people that love them. this is such encouraging news. >> reporter: this is really important news tonight, george. so many people are now living with and beating cancer. four times as many as 40 years ago. in fact, the cdc said today that for millions of americans, cancer is now a manageable disease. >> reporter: they send us their videos. poignant messages celebrating their struggle against cancer. toda
that america is watching and we can ill afford for the governor to start implementing measures -- i guess i'm shooting myself in the foot. it's coming to maryland on the 14th. i expect to see some of those young socialist-communist in the background when i watch msnbc to be standing at the rally, if i go at all. they would love to see him recall. if they do, the rest of america will fall behind him. host: next is a democrat in ohio. what do you think? who was the winner and loser in wisconsin? caller: i think the loser is the middle class. the gentleman who was just on is just a case of how the middle class is pitted against each other. huge tax breaks are given to people who make huge amounts of money and middle-class people are arguing amongst each other about things we should not be able to -- we should not have to argue about. people were properly taxed like they're supposed to be, they would not be having these arguments. i'm not saying that we should not have a competitive business community, but come on. they are making huge amounts of money. i say go on wisconsin. wisconsin is showi
america? >> including the united states. that's why i mentioned those mosques. there are mosques in cincinnati and l.a. and new york, all across the country that have been part of saudi investments and their ideology abroad. and in order to counter that we need atrategy to help counter those institutions building those ideas. >> dr. jasser, and all of our witnesses today, thank you so much for being here and, dr. jasser, i applaud you being a bold voice on this subject. thank you. >> thank you. i yield back. >> thank you for yielding. i recognize the gentleman from texas, a former member of this committee, mr. green, good to have you back. >> thank you. it's an honor to be back. mr. chairman, ranking member thompson, i came by today because i love america. i love what america stands for. i love the pledge of allegiance. it means something to me. liberty and justice for all. i love the declaration of independen, all persons created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. i love the constitution, a copy of which i hold in my hand. we the people is what i
are not afraid. america, nato, france. it is our country. we live here, we die here. we will never, ever surrender to those terrorists. >> later in tripoli, colonel gaddafi's most prominent son addressed the quarters he called the real libyans. they were supposed to be libya's future, until the rebellion. as far as these people are concerned, that vision has been restored. the son will succeed the father. the rebels will be beaten. it feels like a victory rally. and he had a shot message for the rebels. we're coming. jeremy bowen, "bbc news," tripoli. >> nato has insisted that for a no-fly zone to be set up over libya, there would have to be strong regional support. on the diplomatic front, there has been a rather gloomy assessment in washington of the rebels' chance. the united kingdom of france has ramped up -- saying the libyan union has lost any legitimacy. >> this is not the easy revolution the world's leaders has had hoped for. colonel gaddafi's hold on power may be shaky, but he could still win. at nato headquarters today, they were not banging the war drums, but they did decide t
between china and the united states of america has achieved new progress. people to people contacts and exchanges between our two countries grow rapidly. last year, 3 million visited each other. 1 million from china, 2 million from the united states of america. we see our mutual friendship enhanced, our cooperation consolidated and expanded. especially, our bilateral trade reached a new record of $385.3 billion. 29.3% more than the previous year. that is 150 times more than 32 years ago, when china and america established diplomatic relations. and the state of california maintains its leading position in exports to china. in the fourth quarter of last year, california exported x 0.8 billion u.s. dollars to china, which is 28% more than the same period of last year. 35% is from the bay area. the year 2010 is also a very remarkable in the relationship between china and san francisco. last year, shanghai and san francisco celebrated the city's anniversary of the sister city relationship. three mayors of this city led a large delegation to shanghai and inaugurated the grand opening of t
that he had extramarital affairs because he was working too hard to save america. that has earned him, of course, tonight's "rewrite." >>> when wisconsin republicans decided to pursue the nuclear option yesterday, they not only eliminated collective bargaining rights for most public sector unions, they also gave state officials the power to fire workers if they join a strike, a walkout, a sit-in, or coordinate a sick-out. all the governor has to do is declare a state of emergency. the under the radar provision could have a big impact on union strategy in the coming weeks as protesters debate whether to launch a general strike in wisconsin. tomorrow some high school students in madison, wisconsin are planning to walk out of their classrooms in support of their teachers' union rights. there will be a teach-in for those students on madison's library mall. the teach-in will focus on the elimination of collective bargaining and elimination -- and the proposed cuts in the education budget. joining me now is nathan o'shaugnessy, a science teacher at madison memorial high school in madison, w
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seem to realize that there will be no quick or meaningful intervention from america or the international community. and they are attacking opposition cities with impunity. the question tonight -- is it too late to stop gadhafi's violent attack on his own people? first, our regulars, e.d. hill and will cain. >> it was amazing to see the wisconsin state capitol on lockdown last night like a prison. police clearing angry protesters from the building. something seems to be completely lost -- i think it's important to know that collective bargaining is not a right, it's a privilege. >> and i've been looking at congressman king's hearings on the extent of radicalization in the american community. and i looked at statistics on the department of justice web site and saw this over 400 convictions for terrorist acts prosecuted since september 11. the vast majority related in some way to islamic terrorism. and i think we've got to talk about this. >> all right. amazing amount of stuff going on. a lot to talk about. first to the latest on libya. i want you to hear what one of ou
? david and charles koch, probably the most aggressive and prolific right-wing activists in america today, individually they are each tied for 18th richest man in the world are. and their combined fortune would rank them at number 4, right behind carlos slim, bill gates, and warren buffett. this isn't them moving up in the ranks. they would have been fourth in the world last year, too. but just in the past year, good news, david and charles koch saw their wealth increase by $9 billion in one year. that's how much it went up. and remember, they don't really work. they inherited an oil and chemical company from their papa. but they made $9 billion in the past year doing the hard work of inheriting something. so number 1, carlos slim. number 2, bill gates. number 3, warren buffett. number 4, the combined wealth of the koch brothers. but this list turned out to also be good news for those of us here at "the rachel maddow show" because coming in at number 7 this year was susie jones, kent jones's mom. number 7 on the billionaires list this year. she's a retired kindergarten teacher from missou
of beautiful: rethinking race in prisons in america" will be published later this year. the start of the off-broadway hip-hop theater production, he has lectured and performed at over 100 colleges and correctional facilities in the united states, africa, asia, latin america, and europe. he has released two albums to critical acclaim, taught at brooklyn college, new york university, the new school in columbia university, and is now touring lyrics for lockdown. one of those is sponsored by the naacp. i learned that he is beginning rehearsals for the remakes of "the wiz." let's welcome him. [applause] our moderator for this afternoon, world renowned anti- racist, multicultural educator. [applause] yes. as many of you in the audience know, she is an accomplished front line teacher. a teacher, educators, researchers, writers, consultant, speaker. she is like a mother, auntie, big sister, all in one, for me. she has taught in canada, the caribbean, and the u.s. and has been involved in the development of teachers for two decades. she consults on anti-racist inclusion very and equitable education.
america's cup arrived at pier 80 on february 28. it arrived from spain. but in addition, it arrived on the star and it carried 35 containers and a 223 ft wing sail mast. so, the containers and parts of the boat are sitting down at pier 80. operated by metro supports it will serve as the logistical headquarters for article racing. pier 8 the is the only terminal in california able to handle containers of heavy lift cargo and breakable bulk simultaneously. this was a point of entry for the boat. the port and san francisco, the city, will play host to the 34th america's cup, scheduled to be held in 2013. we would also like to announce the grand opening of the cornelia's restaurant. many of you will remember it as the old world trade club. it is behind us at the end of the pier. it opened last week. the management team is the same management team that managed cornelia by the day. it will be open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. it will also be available for banquet rooms and special laments. they feature american continental traditions and dim sum specialties. it is open for drinks se
, decent what america is about. people should not be coming into the state trying to intimidate, offer up threats, that's not the way it is done. again, our lawmakers stood up to those thuggery an being fast. we are not going to allow that here. the people who work for state and local government have been decent and i respect them throughout this process. the people coming from other states that -- don't belong here. hopefully they will move on. >> sean: state senator carpenter said this was the pearl harbor of workers' rights. a sneak attack in the middle of the night this began february 17th. did research, and fox news was reporting senate democrats acknowledged that you could pass any item that doesn't spend state money in their absence in terms of the legality of this, this was always available to you. why did you wait three weeks? >> in fact, ironically, the person that ran against me for governor, the mayor of milwaukee suggested doing this the other day on one of our local and state radio programs. the irony is, we waited to allow the process to work through. we tried to work to fi
america." sharifa rhodes-pitts focuses on black life in harlem. we're glad you have joined us. aaron eckhart and author sharifa rhodes-pitts coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, >> thank you. >> you help us all live nationwide insunce supports tavismiley. with every question and every answer. nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financndcy aem roveratecy a rem obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like yoyoank [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: pleased to welcome aaron eckhart back to this program. his movies include "thank you for smoking," "the dark knight" and "in the company of men." his latest, "battle: los angeles," the film opens everywhere friday. here now a scene from "battle: los angeles." >> oh, just a little doggy. it is just a dog. dog. what's his name, huh? >> glen. >> who is the idiot namin
it out of america. but it's not the only item i mentioned. i mentioned $1.2 billion the gentleman wanted to send to the iraqi forces. the $250,000 limit the republicans rejected on individual entities. so, no, there are billions in agriculture and the military. i didn't just mention one item. the gentleman does understand they're vulnerable so they blame obama. they are both wrong sending money to brazil. i hope in his final time the gentleman from alabama will address it. in the first place, on two of these programs, the hamp program, which we will deal with next week on the floor, and the f.h.a. refi, the money doesn't come from the treasury. they keep saying it but they are wrong. and ignoring a fact doesn't make it go away. those are funds that come from tarp. in the financial reform bill we reinforced an earlier provision, and i will subject it to the record. i'll put it in the record. it says the fdic is authorized to conduct risk-based assessments on financial companies to pay for this, the money that's left in the tarp. we have a mandate to the fdic so that when the tarp is finis
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a member of a religion. >> bill: the controversial hearings on muslim jihad in america now underway. we will talk with one of the first witnesses congressman keith ellisson. also tonight, laura ingraham not pleased that jeb bush appeared with president obama and megyn kelly on whether it's legal for the u.s.a. to help the libyan rebels. caution, you are about to enter the the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. governor walker wins in wisconsin. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. last night the wisconsin state senate voted to limit the bargaining power of the public unions in that state. they did this using a procedure that allowed the vote, despite the absence of democratic senators who fled the state to avoid the union vote. almost immediately some of those senators said the vote last night was undemocratic. is that hypocrisy? you make the call. anyway, the wisconsin public unions are now diminished and there is mayhem in madison. [shouting] [chanting. [let us in. ♪ solidarity fore
to america. you agree with me, dr., do you not? >> yes, sir. >> every sit down i have had, we have discussed this with the fbi about my own district. newome from paterson, jersey. we had the second-largest muslim community in the country. i grew up in the neighborhood. arabic neighborhood. eight more air big food and an italian food. that does not make me no more -- eight more arabic food than the italian food. that does not make me anymore an expert. every time i sat down with the fbi about my own district, i was told many times that there is no hidden agenda and that you need not fear the recruiting that we are talking about today in this hearing. does that mean every district in the country -- does that mean chairman king's district? i do not know. some very bad people came out of some mosques and some very bad people came out of catholic churches. we have to do everything we can to avoid a wide crushed. that gets us nowhere. we cannot defend our own children and neighborhoods if we had bad information. why should we be surprised? we know our enemies are probing the system every day. they
trail blazer making sure that he broke down barriers in corporate america. through his leadership in der -- xerox it led to the hireb of literally thousands of women and people of color. bernard is also highly sought after as an international business consultant and has counseled governments all cross the world from south africa, germany, england, france in economic development and he's also a celebrity in his own right. he's got numerous radio and television programs including the macneil-lehrer rorkts the "nbc nightly news," cnn and national public radio. he's lace family fan. -- also a family man. married to his wife shirley for 44 years, they are one of the most admired and respected couples in l.a. and the proud parents of their son khalil. their partnership represents and alliance based on love, respect, family and friends. and they're also very generous with their success. over the past 20 years they've donate. ed and raised millions of dollars for scholarships for college-bound students, particularly african-american students and students going to their favorite institution, flor
:07 their time. good morning america will be on that. we have warnings taking you to the west coast of the u.s. you can see the red shadeings, central california, all the way up through oregon. we continue to watch that wave work its way across the pacific. and locally, we are watching the wave of moisture out here and leftover sprinkles in harford and cecil county. after flooding rains that produced four inches shall we guaranteed a scattered showers and temperatures reached 52 before dropping this afternoon. 6:31. let's go to the road with kim brown. >> reporter: traffic is off to a pretty good start beginning your friday morning commute. we have a lot of flooding closures particularly on some of the secondary roadways near harford and cecil couldn't imlook live in howard county -- county, looking live at howard county traffic is moving well. southbound towards montgomery county no problems. here's what we have closures in aberdeen route 7 closed at james way because of high water. use pulaski highway as an alternate. havre de grace, creeks corner closed at staffordch this is in forest hil
figured we had been cheated out of our history of america. only two names were in the encyclopedia, and that was booker t. washington and george washington carver, but she lectured about the contribution of frederick douglass, w.e.b. dubois, and how jackie robinson had broken the baseball barrier. and we remembered the opera singer who was not allowed to sing in the hall and had to sing in lincoln center. all the discrimination and the local in justices. like, everything was separate and unequal. the school was inadequate. we could not go to the hospitals. they built a house adjacent to the main hospital. the white people were not supposed to be in the same room with an n-person. you know the n-word? i said to myself at the end of the day that i love my country and i'm glad that that day, i took a stand. i saw through the supreme court that the flaws that america had tried to correct them by removing those horrible signs -- "white" and "colored." i said when i testified at the trial, i went through how we were treated, and the lady dramatize it, so i do not have to go through that,
to keep things up. >> your organization is build energy america, what is that? >> it is a new coalition and we are now re-focused to raise the awareness among the public that it does not take much but we cannot live off of the infrastructure that was built for us and do nothing to modernize and expand that. >> jim hunter, how does the union feel about these jobs? are they really there? >> they really are. the structure of the industry changed with deregulation and changed again -- this is the electric industry and gas. but you saw that the whole regulatory system has not changed with the changes in the industry. the industry now -- it used to be mom and dad who were worried about -- dependable and reliable service in their company. now they are on by corporations. the utility is nothing more than an income source for the corporation. everybody is looking for -- building transmission -- you have people that look and say that we have contestant here which means i am making more money or my existing transmission. why would i want to build more transmission and i would get less money? >> th
across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: congressman peter king's hearings in washington. king, the new york republican and house homeland security committee chairman began the day by defending his inquiry and vowing to go on. >> let me make it clear today that i remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. to back down would be a craven surrender to political correctness and an abdication of what i believe should be the main responsibility of this committee: to protect america from a terrorist attack. despite what passes for conventional wisdom in certain circles, there's nothing radical or un-american in holding these hearings. indeed, congressional investigation of muslim american radicalization is the logical response to the repeated and urgent warnings which
and an abdication of what i believe the main responsibility to protect america from the terrorist attack. >> . democratic colleagues says that he is to just the opposite. >> this hearing is flying right into al qaeda right now right or wrong world. >> the first elected muslim congress broke down in tears as he talked about muslim american aromatic who died at 911. >> we were speculating that she was perhaps one of the attackers because she was muslim. it is only one the bodies were identified that these lives were disposed. >> eyewitness is including a accused of killing an army private. he said that his son was manipulated and lied to by radical elements in the muslim community. >> where losing american fates. and for america to be on your side, tomorrow the victim might be have blond hair, blue eyes. one thing for sure, is that it is going to happen again. >>catherine: jackie spier said that his testimony was interesting but he hardly qualified as an expert. the one the hearing included nell muslim organizations or national experts on law- enforcement. stay with us. the one the hearing
of congressional investigations into muslim extremism in america. and the role muslim american citizens play in fostering it. while the republican congressman defended himself against charges of a mccarthy-like witch hunt, it was the testimony of the nation's first muslim american congressman speaking in defense of a first responder who died during the 9/11 attacks that drew the most emotion. >> he bravely sacrificed his life to try to help others on 9/11. after the tragedy, some people tried to smear his character. solely because of his islamic faith. some people spread false rumors and speculated he was with the attackers because he was a muslim. but only when his remains were identified that these lies were exposed. >> despite what passes for conventional wisdom in certain circles, there is nothing radical or un-american in holding these hearings. indeed, congressional investigations of muslim american radicalization is the logical response to the repeated and urgent warnings which the obama administration has been making in recent months. >> critics point out other extremist groups, such
rebels from strongholds, as they prepare for a bigger government onslaught. >> america, and nato, france, this is our country. >> there is much diplomatic talk, but no agreement on what to do next. the arab uprising reached the saudi kingdom. we have a special report. welcome to bbc world news. the pope has been a new book about jesus christ and there are surprising revelations. and we journey to australia to find out why the kangaroo has such a balance in its step. -- such a bounce in its step. in libya, colonel gaddafi's troops are still bombarding rebel-held areas from the air and the ground. one of his sons has said that government forces will unleash a full-scale assault. any international integration -- any international intervention will not be a piece of cake, and will fail. the rebels and those following them are easy targets on an open road in in the desert. this was near the oil camp. and they weren' forced back. the rebels have gone up and down this road, but to get off the forces have more firepower. -- in the khaddafi forces have more firepower. >> where is everybody? we ne
and independent insurance agents and brokers of america and president of ericson insurance services in washington depot, connecticut. frank nutter, president reinsurance association of america, washington, d.c. sandra parrillo, chair of the national association of mutual insurance companies and president and ceo of providence mutual fire insurance company, warwick, rhode island. then donna jallick, on behalf of the property casualty insurance association of america and vice president flood operations. harleysville insurance, harle harleysville, pennsylvania. and last but not least, barry rutenberg, first vice chair, chairman national association of home builders, washington, d.c. welcome to you all. as you heard, i'm sure, if you can limit your testimony to five minutes and after that we'll have the question and answers. so mr. ellis, if you would like to begin for five minutes, you're recognized. >> thank you. good morning, chairman biggert, ranking member gutierrez, members of the subcommittee, i am steve ellis, vice president of taxpayers for common sense, a national nonpartisan budget watchdo
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6% this past year. does it really help consumerism in america? and does it churn the economy very quickly? it certainly is good for us in the long run. >> an extension of our conversation with suze orman yesterday who is writing about that. >> no doubt about it. first, obviously, the big news out of japan. we why don't we get the latest. >> we are talking about the fifth strongest earthquake on record since 1900. hawaii and other parts of the pacific are bracing for a destructive tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake out of japan. it shows a massive 23-foot wall of watter that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris inland. 32 people have now died in the quake. a figure that is expected to rise. a tsunami warning is now in place for the entire u.s. west coast. that means coastal communities in washington, oregon, california and southern alaska should be on alert and prepared for possible evacuation. a warning is also in place for hawaii, which was struck by a smaller 4.5 earthquake earlier today. now, there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage in hawaii but the
america to mexico to the united states -- we have to work on our drug control programs here. we have to try and do something about more effective programs to stop people from getting addicted to drugs. but i think the legalization of drugs is clearly a debate that we have to have that. host: the next call is from the bahamas. zack, you are on the air. caller: the national times that you were " prettquoting. host: i did not know the ownership of the financial times. caller: you may want to check that. that is not the only publication that muammar gaddafi owns. ms. lowey, you strike me as very naive when it comes to foreign -- i am surprised that you are on the forum committee. -- on the foreign aid committee. i am familiar with eastern europe. i have some background there. anything is better than muammar gaddafi. the person leading the rebels has a ph.d. i am surprised the protesters and libya -- they are sitting ducks. maybe some kind of advice [unintelligible] i tell you, anything is better than muammar gaddafi. that is my comment. guest: let me say that you certainly seemed well in
this as well. we are coming! >> and lirch sten to this. a blunt assessment from america's top officiant. >> this is kind of a stealemate back and forth, but i think this is a long return that the regime will prevail. >> because of that, the opposition says it desperately needs help from the united states and nato. but the native allies made clear that no military options are imminent. >> if there were to be a need for enforcement, there would need to be a new u.n. security council resolution. >> another nato meeting is scheduled in five days, but the bottom line tonight for now, the anti-gadhafi forces, well, they're largely on their own. let's begin our up-close look in the balance of power tonight with our senior international correspondent nick robinson. he's in the capital of tripoli. >> nick, if you listen to the battles and you listen to the words of gadhafi, one gets the impression the regime not only feels it has the upper hand but the balance has shifted dramatically. >> they really feel they're on a roll. they're talking about making the next big town an important oil town, an
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